Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Robert Alexander McRuer

Male 1897 - 1988  (90 years)


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  • Name Robert Alexander McRuer 
    Born 18 Aug 1897  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    WW1, 71st Battery / 1st Depot Battalion, Service #3137095 
    Residence Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence RR3, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339766 
    Died 3 Feb 1988  Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I339766  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father William McRuer,   b. CALC 21 Jun 1854, Lachute, Argenteuil Co., Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1931, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gillam,   b. 1857, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1919, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1882  North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F248213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marion Margaret Lillico,   b. 27 Jun 1906, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1961, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Children 
     1. Donald William McRuer,   b. 6 Jul 1930, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1981, Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Douglas Gordon "Gordon" McRuer,   b. 8 Apr 1932, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 2010, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F248216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Robert Alexander McRuer of RR 3, Ayr, passed away at Brantford General Hospital on. Wednesday, February 3rd. He was in his 91st year. Born in South Dumfries Township, he was a son of the late William MeRuer and Elizabeth Gill. Mr. McRuer farmed all his life in South Dumfries and Blenheim townships; he had served as elder, trustee, clerk of session and choir member in Knox United Church, Ayr and was active in many community organizations. Predeceased by his wife, Marion Lillico. Survived by son, Gordon and his wife Barbara of RR 3, Ayr and their family, Lynn McRuer, Mary Milanovich, Heather Snell and Douglas McRuer; daughter-in-law, Betty McRuer of Owen Sound and her family, Kathy Harloff, Janet Schnurr, Sandra MeRuer and Neil McRuer; six great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Also predeceased by son, Donald; sisters, Rachel, Jessie and Bessie and brother, William. Rested at the Wm. Kipp 'Funeral Home, Paris. Funeral service was held at Knox United Church, Ayr, with Rev. George Saunders officiating. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were Neil McRuer, Doug McRuer, Petar Milanovich, Bob Snell, Dale Schnurr and Don Harloff.


      The Ayr News Feb 1988 pg 14

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Robert Alexander McRuer Date of Birth: 18 Aug 1897 Gender: Male Birth Place: Brant, Ontario, Canada Father's name: William McRuer Mother's name: Elizabeth Gillam

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    3. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      McRuer/ In Loving memory of/ William J. McRuer/ Feb. 4, 1891 - Nov. 21, 1970/ his wife/ Dora Cochrane/ July 20, 1899 - Feb. 14, 1984/ John A. Henderson/ Feb. 6, 1932 - Oct. 24, 2009/ His wife Dorothy E. McRuer/ Aug. 16, 1937 - /
      [Back/West] McRuer/ In Loving memory of/ Robert A. McRuer/ Aug. 18, 1897 - Feb. 3, 1988/ his wife/ Marion M. Lillico/ June 27, 1906 - Jan. 21, 1961/ son/ Donald William McRuer/ July 6, 1930 - Feb. 20, 1981/ at Rest

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Elizabeth Gillam Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1858 Birth Place: North Norwich Marriage Date: 5 Apr 1882 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Johna Gillam Mother: Rachel Gillam Spouse: William McKeur Spouse's Age: 27 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1855 Spouse Birth Place: Argantreul Quebec Spouse Father: John McKeur Spouse Mother: Janet McKeur

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - RR3, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1988 - Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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